Pieces of 8 Half Marathon

@ Penshaw monument

Pieces of 8 Half Marathon

17th June 2018

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Race Information.

Penshaw was the first race in the Urban Trails series of races. The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon is set on the fantastic trails surrounding Penshaw Monument and covers trails on the North and South side of the River Wear. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race. Great views set on lovely trails. The half marathon route differs from the 10K in that also covers some lovely trails that are not as well known on the North side of the river. This race is part of the Urban Trail Series. A set of 4 challenging races, set in locations that might surprise you.

This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.

Race Partner

Trail Outlaws Logo


We are also delighted that we are working with a locally based international trail running company. Scott Running. Who are providing swag for all our races winners and marshals.

Race Vital Statistics
Cut Off
Entry Limit
Pieces of 8 Half Marathon

Course Records

Male Steve Rankin 2015 01:28:08
MV40 Rob Brooks 2016 01:36:07
MV50 Michael Jones 2015 01:41:40
MV60 Vince Emmett 2016 02:02:25
Female Linda Bone 2015 01:50:56
FV40 Linda Bone 2015 01:50:56
FV50 Lyne Valentine 2014 02:01:29
FV60 Lyne Valentine 2015 02:06:37

Race Information

Race Entrants

List of people in the race

Race Schedule

Information about Race Day

Race Rules

What you can and can't do in a race.

Terms and Conditions

Information on payments, refunds and waivers.

Race Results/Photographs

Free race photographs and results.

Trails, Paths & Roads

Race Location:

Penshaw Monument, Pensaw, North East England

Click here for all 2017 Photos
Pieces of 8 Half Marathon
Pieces of 8 Half Marathon
Pieces of 8 Half Marathon
Pieces of 8 Half Marathon
Pieces of 8 Half Marathon
Pieces of 8 Half Marathon
General Information


The race opens for entries on 30th Setepmber 2016. There will be 300 places available for the race. The entry fee is £26.50.

Cut Offs

The race must be completed within 3.5 hours.

Start/Finish Area


Race registration and parking will be at Herrington Country Park.

Rangers Hut,

Herrington Country Park,


Tyne and Wear,


Map for Herrington Country Park

Route & Course Markings

The course will be marked and taped and marshals will be on hand at key points in the race. Please remember that navigating the course is your responsibility.

A full course route and supporting gpx files can be found below. The course description can be viewed here.


All entrants get their race t-shirt, if they enter at least two weeks before the race. All finishers get a race medal.

The are also prizes for the categories shown below.

Senior 40-49 50-59 60 plus
Top 3 Males and Females Top Male and Female Top Male and Female Top Male and Female

Aid stations/Check points

There will be check points with sweets and water at the 2,5.5,8 and 11 mile points.


The race checkpoint has first aid equipment for minor injuries. The start/finish area will also have first aid provision available.

Nearest local hospital

Washington Primary Care Centre, Princess Anne Park, Washington NE38 7QZ. 0344 811 8111

Mandatory Kit

  1. Shoes suitable for the ground conditions

Course Map